Music

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Upcoming Performances

  • NJCU Jazz guitar player

    Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra

    NJCU’s Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra have achieved national acclaim over the last seventeen years. This year is no exception! Join us for the following amazing concerts:

    NJCU Jazz Orchestra
    Thursday, February 7, 7:30 p.m.
    Margaret Williams Theatre
    Free with RSVP

    NJCU Jazz Orchestra with Special Guest Bobby Shew
    Gabriel Alegria, Artistic Director
    Thursday, April 18, 7:30 p.m.
    Margaret Williams Theatre
    Free with RSVP

    NJCU Jazz Showcase
    Thursday, May 2, 7:30 p.m.
    Margaret Williams Theatre
    $15 general /$5 students & seniors
    TICKETS

    NJCU International Jazz Festival
    TBA
    Margaret Williams Theatre

  • Songyuan Tang

    Songyuan Tang

    Piano

    Wednesday, February 13, 1:00 p.m.
    Ingalls Recital Hall, Music@One
    Free admission

    Born in Shenyang, China, Songyuan Tang started playing piano at age five, and performed his debut recital with Shenyang Symphony orchestra at age 14. He won numerous international competitions, including 1st Prize and “Audience Favorite” in the

    Eastman International Piano Competition. In 2014, he won 1st prize in the Marian Garcia International Piano Competition. Mr. Tang received his Bachelor of Music at NJCU, studying with Dr. Min Kim, and a master’s degree at Eastman School of Music.

  • Yong Tae Kim

    Yong Tae Kim

    violin and piano

    Wednesday, March 20, 1:00 p.m. Ingalls Recital Hall, Music@One
    Free admission

    Yong Tae Kim has been a member of the Seoul National Symphony, Calgary Symphony, Edmonton Symphony and the Inland Empire Symphony. He played with the NJSO, Wayne Chamber Orchestra and Lake George Opera Festival Orchestra and orchestras of many Broadway shows. Mr. Kim is the founding member of the Zanoli String Trio in residence at NJCU and he has been on the violin and chamber music faculty of NJCU since 2006.

  • Suzanne Teng and Gilbert Levy

    Mystic Journey

    Suzanne Teng, World Flutes and Gilbert Levy, World Percussion Concert and Clinic: World and Low Flutes with World Percussion

    Wednesday, March 20, 7:30 p.m.
    NJCU, Ingalls Recital Hall

    Free with RSVP

    Enjoy and learn from these master musicians. “[Mystic Journey] Creates a new type of instrumental music that is ethereal and exotic, soulful and healing, and “sensual and serene,” — Billboard Magazine. Presented by the NJCU National Association for Music Education and The Yamaha Corporation Dr. Carol Shansky and Dr. Joseph d’Auguste, Coordinators Professional Development credits available upon request.

  • Rashad Wright

    Rashad Wright: A Jersey Kid Said

    Saturday, April 20, 6:00 p.m.
    Margaret Williams Theatre
    $25 general / $10 students & seniors

    TICKETS

    Jersey City Poet Laureate and NJCU Alumnus Rashad Wright performs spoken word with his band. A boy and his friends celebrating their voices. Sponsored by The Office of Campus Life, The Center for the Arts, The Speicher Rubin Women’s Center for Diversity and Equity, The English Department, BAAFSSO

  • Orchestra playing music

    Perspectives

    Symphony of Winds and Percussion

    Tuesday, April 23, 7:30 p.m.
    Margaret Williams Theatre
    Free with RSVP

    Tuesday, April 30, 7:30 p.m.
    Additional performance (without guest ensemble)
    Palisades Park High School
    Free with RSVP

    The SWP presents Perspectives, a concert that will feature music of composers from around the globe, each with his or her own unique view of the compositional art. Program includes works by Fisher Tull, Julie Giroux, Joaquim Serra, Orlandus Lassus, Pietro Deiro, and Patrick Burns. Special guest ensemble: the Hackensack High School Band. Directed by Patrick J. Burns

  • NJCU Choral concert

    NJCU Spring Choral Concert

    Sunday, April 28, 3:00 p.m.
    Margaret Williams Theatre

    Free with RSVP

    The NJCU Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers will be joined by an orchestra for excerpts from the great choral works of Beethoven, Mozart, Orff, Verdi and others.

  • Musical performance

    Musical Theatre Workshop

    Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4, 7:30 p.m.
    West Side Theatre
    $15 general / $5 students & seniors
    TICKETS

    A collection of Musical Theatre Songs and Dances.

  • Orchestra

    Orchestra

    Sunday, May 5, 3:00 p.m.
    Margaret Williams Theatre

    Free with RSVP

    The NJCU Orchestra, under the direction of Professor Lou Kosma, presents major works for orchestra and major solo works for piano, violin, cello, voice and other orchestral instruments. This concert features music inspired by Shakespearean themes – including Verdi, and Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim’s West Side Story.

  • 3 musicians walking in the street

    The Secret Trio

    Thursday, May 9, 7:30 p.m.
    Margaret Williams Theatre
    $25 general / $15 students and seniors
    TICKETS 

    The Secret Trio is made up of three astounding musicians who came together to create a new type of chamber music, combining the elements of sound, texture and rhythm with new and interesting approaches to their instruments. Not bound to a single tradition, they perform a collection of original pieces and traditional melodies that fuse the microtonal modes and improvisation of the Middle East, dance beats of the Balkans, and elements of jazz, rock, classical and world music. The delicate harmonies, rapid-fire synchrony and intricate counterpoint developed by a trio of musicians with separate roots in Turkish, Armenian and Macedonian Roma music is extraordinary.

    Sample Performance Video